Thursday, 20 March 2008

Black Forest Smoothie

This smoothie is based on the classic gateau from the 80's. Traditionally flavoured with lots of cream, chocolate and forest fruits - black cherries, blackberries, and blackcurrants are the main ingredients. It originates from the Black Forest in Germany, hence the name schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (black forest cherry cake). Usually, Kirsch liqueur is added into the cake as well for extra cherry flavour.

Unfortunately this gateau seems to have got itself a pretty poor reputation, I think this is attributable to the flooding of supermarket freezers with poor quality black forest gateaux. Sara Lee has a lot to answer for.

Anyway, my smoothie is loosely inspired by this cake! No pictures for this one as I drank it straight away! Whoops.

Here it is...

Ingredients
  • Black cherries ~10
  • Blackberries (handful)
  • Blackcurrants (handful)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ~100 g yoghurt
  • ~100 mL milk
If you are feeling very fancy, I recommend adding in some kirsch as a special treat! Other additions could be whey protein powder, or guarana for a kick!

Put all the ingredients into a blender, and whizz for about 2 minutes or until totally smooth.

Serve and enjoy this classic smoothie at once.

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